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Jennifer K. Gjesvold

also known as "Jen"

About me

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jennifer was the Executive Director of the Coalition for Violence Prevention (CVP). CVP was a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping high risk and at risk youth and their families. During that time, Jennifer was a certified foster parent and she ran a grant funded safe house for runaway youth. Today, Jennifer brings that same dedication and level of care to her family law practice and she goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that her clients receive the services they need throughout representation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($175-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Paul Nicholas Saputo Jr.

    Jennifer helped me with a trial last week, and her assistance was invaluable in obtaining a directed verdict in our client's favor. She can think on her feet in court and has great insight into both juries and judges. I would recommend her to anyone.


    Paul Saputo Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Monte John Robbins

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Monte Robbins DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Jennifer K. Gjesvold, Esq.

773 Lonesome Dove Trail, Suite "A"
Hurst, TX, 76054


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best AttorneyThumbtrack2015
Julia McCulloch Smith Outstanding Graduating SeniorWestern Oregon University2000
Klush Tum Tum AwardWestern Oregon University1999
Champion for Children Annually AwardChildren First of Oregon1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AttorneyLaw Office of Jennifer K. Gjesvold, Esq.2011 - Present
Trial TeamBaker Sterchi Cowden and Rice2010 - 2010
Trial Litigation AssistantOffice of the Attorney General, Trial Division2010 - 2011
AssociateWoodburn and Wedge2003 - 2005
Judicial ClerkFederal District Court, NDNY2002 - 2002
Law ClerkUS Attorneys Office, NDNY2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas County Bar AssociationTransition to Practice2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationLitigation Section2011 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division2011 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States of America v. Kiem Le; 4:12-cv-00100Dismissed
Alavi, Karim, et. al. v. BAC Home Loans Servicing and Fannie MaeSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal, Vol. 30, No. 5, 602-619 (2003).Harrassment as a Predictor of Burnout in Correctional Officers2003
Western Oregon University LibraryPrivate Remorse as a Predictor of Criminal and Rule-Breaking Behavior in Convicted Offenders1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Western Oregon UniversityCriminal Justice-CorrectionsBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Western Oregon UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Oregon University Graduation, 2000Commencement Speaker2000